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Minister Provincialis
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[German Version]

Minister Provincialis is the designation for the head (superior/prior) of a regional section of a monastic order with a centralized structure. The holder of this office is a higher superior and in clerical orders also an ordinary. His legal status is defined in detail in the codes of canon law (CIC/1983, cc. 617–630; CCEO, cc. 511, 513–515) as well as in the particular laws of the individual orders. The minister provincialis assumes his office for a specific period of time either by virtue of elections in the province or by being appointed by the su…

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Winkler, Eberhard, “Minister Provincialis”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 27 February 2024 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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